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Poster: Memphis Blues Date: Feb 2, 2012 6:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Pardon my nitpicking, please, but do you skip all TLEO's or just the slow ones? I think the upbeat versions from 73 were great; it's a shame they slowed it down and made it really drag.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 2, 2012 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Totally agree on TLEO - the slow ones are a drag.

Probably heresy here - but I skip a lot of the Dylan covers... just unbearable.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Feb 2, 2012 8:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Songs I Always Skip?

Blasphemy on the disses for TLEO! (May I humbly recommend almost any from '77, or at the very least the Dicks Picks Vol. 18 from 2/3-5 '78? Killer Jerry solo in that one.)

My list of always skipped tunes:

LLR (even from my favorite all-time show of 10/29/77. I simply can't stomach this tune.)

Almost anything on "Built to Last" with the exception of "Foolish Heart"

Sunrise (doesn't present much of a problem.)

Wave at the Wind (I mean, seriously...really? Wave at the freaking wind?)

Two Souls in Communion ...also Half-hour long Good Lovin's & Lovelights (I love just about everything else Pig does, just so we're clear.)

Black Muddy River (yeah, yeah, go ahead and tell me how "soulful", "heartfelt", and "poignant" it is...it's slower than molasses in January and Jerry always sounds like a frog being pureed in a blender.)

The feedback/make-your-Dog-poop-the-rug sections of every Dark Star from roughly 1972-1974. Take those parts out and you have some of the finest music ever performed, but I just don't see the point of putting my ears through that crap (yeah, I know--it's possibly meant to evoke the sound of a Dark Star actually pouring its light into ashes, but it's still about as musically entertaining as Spinal Tap's "Freeform Jazz Odyssey" played at the infamous twin bill they shared with the puppet show.

oh, and Seastones (see above.)



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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Feb 2, 2012 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Post of the Year

"....sounds like a frog being pureed in a blender.

"....make-your-Dog-poop-the-rug sections of every Dark Star from roughly 1972-1974."

Post of the Year....so far.

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Poster: b42l0ng Date: Feb 2, 2012 5:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Post of the Year

79-95